Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dirty Laundry

Everyone has ''dirty laundry'' that they would prefer others not to know about. I'm not talking about grass stains on your whites, but secrets that need to stay ''in the vault'' so to speak. An article in eNews Park Forest discusses how...

Lucky Number 7

The number seven has long been considered to be lucky, especially for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which recently made its seventh most notable crackdown since launched in 2007. (Notice the number of sevens?) An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that in...

Failure to Disclose

'Failure to disclose'' is a legal term that refers to a situation where important information has been omitted when there was an obligation to provide the information. For example, prior to purchasing a house, you might want to know that the foundation has...

Left Holding the Bag

What would you do with $14.9 million? Would you buy a mansion on a lake, take a trip around the world and stay at every five-star hotel you could find, or would you put this small fortune in the bank and watch it...

Another Piece of the Fraud Puzzle

One of the largest Medicare fraud schemes in history bilked the government of approximately $375 million over a six-year period and allegedly involved 11,000 home health care patients and 500 health care agencies. According to an article in D Healthcare, another piece of...

Undercover Surveillance

When you think of surveillance, a non-descript white van or black sedan with tinted windows parked by the curb might come to mind. While a story reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle doesn't exactly give details on how the surveillance was conducted, however,...

Getting In On the Action

Whenever easy money is to be had, opportunists usually abound. An article published on EHRIntelligence.com describes a huge Medicare fraud scheme where seven people got in on the action to bilk the benefits program of $97 million. (That's quite an enormous amount of...

House Call

Back in the early to mid-20th century, house calls by doctors were considered a common practice, especially in rural areas. Today, house calls are usually reserved for those who are unable to get to the doctor's office and are performed by home health...

What about the Victim?

When a fraudster commits a crime against a victim, the victim is harmed and suffers a tangible loss. To help compensate victims for their loss, the Crime Victims Fund was established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984. Fund dollars are...

False Advertising

False advertising is an unethical sales tactic used to encourage consumers to engage in a transaction they might otherwise pass up. As reported in the Times Ledger, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' describes how a doctor in New York used false advertising to...

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